Beck’s Vier

Beck’s Vier, 2013
Oil and pencil on paper
21×29.7 cm
Private collection

Beck’s Vier: A History

The Beck’s brewery has a long and interesting history. It was founded in 1873 in Bremen, Germany, by Lodewijk Beck [German brewer Lodewijk Beck]. Beck’s Vier, the brewery’s flagship beer, was first brewed in 1934. It is a pilsner-style beer, which is a type of pale lager that is known for its crisp, hoppy flavor. Beck’s Vier quickly became popular in Germany, and it was eventually exported to other countries around the world.

Beck’s Vier and the Arts

Over the years, Beck’s Vier has sponsored music festivals and events, making them a familiar sight for many a musician and artist. Perhaps that crisp, clean taste with a hoppy edge is just the perfect muse-fuel, or maybe it’s the refreshing break after a long set. Whatever the reason, Beck’s Vier seems to have found a special place in the creative world.